New strategy for controlling spotted lanternfly enlists canine investigators

BY: - October 13, 2023

LINCOLN – The dogs following their noses around Butterfly Farm, on Great Road represented diverse ages and breeds but all were being asked to do the same job. Sniff out the egg masses of one of Rhode Island’s newest invasive pests. Spotted lanternflies, native to China, threaten apple, grape, stone fruits, walnut and other economically […]

T.F. Green named among top 10 airports in the world

BY: - October 12, 2023

Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport was among the 10 best airports in the world in the Conde Nast 2023 Reader’s Choice Awards, Condé Nast Traveller recently announced. The Warwick airport just cracked the list at 10th spot by the London-based magazine.  “This honor recognizes the hard work of all of those committed to excellence […]

Providence Metro sees lowest rate of home construction in country in 2022

BY: - August 18, 2023

The Providence-Warwick Metropolitan area saw the lowest rate of approval for new housing units nationwide for 2022, according to a new report by a construction consulting group.  The report, released Wednesday by Construction Coverage, found that the area produced 2.9 new dwelling units per 1,000 pre-existing homes, the lowest among metro areas of 1 million […]

State officials celebrate Shekarchi housing package in Warwick

BY: and - July 5, 2023

WARWICK — Even the blistering sun of a Rhode Island July could not melt optimism and surrounding a new beginning for affordable housing development in the Ocean State on Wednesday. Bill promotes housing development close to public transit hubs Gov. Dan McKee signed five bills from the 13-bill legislative package passed in the last legislative […]

The Motel 6 in Warwick.

Cranston Street Armory closure leads to accommodations for 150 people elsewhere

BY: - May 16, 2023

When the Rhode Island Department of Housing announced plans to close the Cranston Street Armory about two weeks ago, direct-service providers scrambled to find shelter space for around 100 people then sleeping at the site. The number dipped to somewhat less than 100 by the time the Armory closed Monday at 7 a.m. But officials […]

55 unhoused Rhode Islanders to be relocated to Warwick motel, mayor says

BY: - May 10, 2023

WARWICK — Warwick Mayor Frank Picozzi announced on Facebook Wednesday that state officials plan to send 55 unhoused Rhode Islanders to the Motel 6 at 20 Jefferson Blvd. Picozzi said the city was initially informed last week and that priority would be given to those being moved out of the Cranston Armory Warming Shelter slated to […]

State, local, and airline officials celebrate the opening of Breeze Airway's permanent base at T.F. Green.

Breeze Airways opens permanent base at Rhode Island T.F. Green

BY: - March 29, 2023

WARWICK —  For the first time in its 92-year history, Rhode Island’s T. F. Green International Airport is now a permanent base for a domestic airline. Breeze Airways officially opened its Rhode Island hub with a ribbon cutting at its ticketing counter on Wednesday, March 29, much to the delight of state and local officials. […]